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    I having recently being relieved of my job and only being a part time student, have plenty of time on my hands atm and figured I might have a go at on line gaming again, I used to play Civilisation on line, but that takes at least two hours at a sitting and sometimes up to four, and I'm looking for something I can just dip in and out of: so heres a list, recommend me one.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_MMORPGs

    The only one that I can't do is Ultima as they require a credit card as form of payment, and wont accept switch or pay pal. I don't nor have ever needed a credit card they are along with mobile phones the weapons of Satan. So don't advise me to get a credit card

    So that's it really, mostly lean towards fantasy but not averse to any genre really, Recommend me one.
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    Well, I'll start off with the big-name games...

    World of Warcraft
    Everquest 2
    Guild Wars
    Final Fantasy XI
    Asheron's Call
    Lineage II
    Dark Age of Camelot
    Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach

    There are also a couple of freebies, including Tibia and Runescape.


    Lucky you that the majority of decent MMOs are fantasy RPGs
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    You forgot Lord of the rings online, I've just started playing it and I quite enjoy it.

    WoW might be a good starting place. It's the most popular MMO ever and you can download a free trial from their website. I think it's possible to dip in and out of, but you may find yourself not leaving the computer for many hours, glued to the seat.
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    LotRO is out now? I thought it was coming out later this month....meh.
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    Yeah, been out a while mate. And it looks absolutely stunning on my brand new computer with an nvidia 8800gts.
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    Yeah lotr has been out a while now. You want a game to dip in and out of? Good luck trying to do that in an MMO, you need a couple hours at a time to do dungeons and stuff once you've sorted out a party and got to the location. That's if you want to play with other people. You could dip in and out and solo the game, but then what's the point in playing an MMO? They're rather addictive so I found it very hard to just play it one a bit at a time. I either played them obessively or not at all. If you can manage that then nice one...

    Guild Wars, whilst not an MMORPG is one that you can dip in and out of quite easily. WoW is great, and Lotr has a big fanbase now. It seemed to me like it borrowed heavily from WoW but has done it well, which I guess is why it's popular (coupled with the whole fact that it's got the lotr license). EQ2 is meant to be a lot more grinding than other MMOs.

    IMO you should try out the free trials and see which feels best to you. You might try a game that's popular and meant to be very good but just not like the way it plays. Another option is Eve Online. That will take a long time to get into but it's definitely worth trying the free trial; you get 14 days and it's fun even for that short time.
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    Thanks guys, I'm a huge Tolkien fan so that's definitely an option. Apparently Ultima Online are bringing out a new completely revamped version in 2007, shame I wont be able to play that either.

    My spec is not huge atm.

    P4 2.8GHz
    256 MB Graphics card NVidea Gforce 5600(although I could probably upgrade this if necessary)
    1 Gig of ram.

    bear that in mind if any of the games are really graphics intensive I wouldn't be able to run them.
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    I recommend Guild Wars and World of Warcraft, but you have to pay monthly for World of Warcraft...

    I play Guild Wars, and it's pretty fun. You're definitely getting your money's worth because the game costs about 15-20 quid, and there aren't any added fees for playing online...
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    The WoW subscription will actually save you money in the long run.

    Those who have played it know what I mean.
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    (Original post by Sidhe)
    Thanks guys, I'm a huge Tolkien fan so that's definitely an option. Apparently Ultima Online are bringing out a new completely revamped version in 2007, shame I wont be able to play that either.

    My spec is not huge atm.

    P4 2.8GHz
    256 MB Graphics card NVidea Gforce 5600(although I could probably upgrade this if necessary)
    1 Meg of ram.

    bear that in mind if any of the games are really graphics intensive I wouldn't be able to run them.
    Your comp's not that much worse than my current computer, and a few of the MMOs I mentioned in my above post managed to run perfectly fine on my old 700MHz comp (not a clue on the other specs...I think we upgraded a few bits and pieces, but I can't remember what we added)
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    (Original post by Dalimyr)
    LotRO is out now? I thought it was coming out later this month....meh.
    I Think I'm going to buy this and send back Ultima Online.

    Recommended specs for LotRO:-

    2.8GHz P4
    1GB of ram
    128MB Graphics card.

    A valid credit card, debit card or game card is required to play this game.

    Thank ****ing ****. ^, what kind of idiots don't accept switch I mean honestly :rolleyes:

    Awesome I just shade the processor, but to be frank I'd imagine acing the graphics card will mean it's fairly smooth anyway.

    http://www.lotro.com/buynow/

    Nice overview here it looks very pretty.

    I've purchased it on Amazon, the reviews say it's perfect for first time MMORPG players, which is good and also says it's best to have an extra gig of ram, which is cheap as chips and will buy if necessary. Thanks for the suggestions.
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    (Original post by Sidhe)
    Awesome I just shade the processor
    What processor do you have? Clock speeds (Ghz rating) do not equate across different models of processor so you will probably be more than fine if you have a newish PC (Since they quote the clock speed for a P4 which getting older). For example a 2Ghz Core2Duo is much faster than a 2.8GHz P4. Even if the Core2Duo only had one core, it would be faster.
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    Overkill...couldn't you just say WoW and be done with it? :p:
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    (Original post by Baron)
    What processor do you have? Clock speeds (Ghz rating) do not equate across different models of processor so you will probably be more than fine if you have a newish PC (Since they quote the clock speed for a P4 which getting older). For example a 2Ghz Core2Duo is much faster than a 2.8GHz P4. Even if the Core2Duo only had one core, it would be faster.
    I don't know 2.8Ghz 800FSB. It says 2.8 P4 is recommended I take it they mean any old P4. I'm aware duos are much faster, having two processors and better technology will do that soon they'll be like 8 or something...

    These days graphics cards do a lot of the work, at least good ones, I can always upgrade to one of those. Plus 1Gig of Ram will probably cost no more than a tenner or so.

    I considered WoW, but being a Tolkien geek LotR shaded it.
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    (Original post by Mikesev)
    The WoW subscription will actually save you money in the long run.

    Those who have played it know what I mean.
    Yeah, I think I know what you mean. One of my friends had a 2 year subscription for WoW, so he ended up paying about 200 euros, but he sold his account with level 70 characters for much more than that, and actually made profit by the end of it...
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    (Original post by Dalimyr)
    Overkill...couldn't you just say WoW and be done with it? :p:
    No :mad:

    The only time I've ever encountered Overkill on WoW is when I first started playing when it first came out. I was a level 18 Druid, just doing some tasks outside of an Alliance town when 5 level 60's come running in to raid the town and I become victim to my first WoW-raping along with the rest of the town.
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    (Original post by CocoPop)
    Yeah, I think I know what you mean. One of my friends had a 2 year subscription for WoW, so he ended up paying about 200 euros, but he sold his account with level 70 characters for much more than that, and actually made profit by the end of it...
    I was thinking more due to the time you spend online is time not doing other more expensive things, like socialising. But close.
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    (Original post by Sidhe)
    soon they'll be like 8 or something...
    I'm sure they won't be far off. There are already one or two quad-core processors around, though they cost as much as Michael Jackson's plastic surgery :ninja:
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    (Original post by Sidhe)
    I don't know 2.8Ghz 800FSB. It says 2.8 P4 is recommended I take it they mean any old P4. I'm aware duos are much faster, having two processors and better technology will do that soon they'll be like 8 or something...

    These days graphics cards do a lot of the work, at least good ones, I can always upgrade to one of those. Plus 1Gig of Ram will probably cost no more than a tenner or so.

    I considered WoW, but being a Tolkien geek LotR shaded it.
    The other reason is that modern chips perform more instructions per clock cycle. Even if core 2 duos only had one core they would still be be faster than a P4 with an equivalent Ghz rating. Have two cores isn't so useful if the game isn't multithreaded in a way to take full advantage of it.

    Did you get the game in the end?
 
 
 
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